In November 2014 I was the Finalist of the XIV International Singing Contest of Italian Opera, the Competizione dell’Opera in Tashkent. In the jury there were among others Hans-Joachim Frey (artistic director of the competition), Maurizio Ciampi (conductor, director of the Bellini International Festival), Yakubov Bakhtiyar (general director of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Tashkent), Robert Gilder (owner of Robert Gilder & Company) and Klaus Billand (opera reviewer). I
also had the oportunity to participate in the masterclass of Robert Gilder. I had a great time, I’ve got to know nice people and I saw a little bit of the interesting city of Tashkent.